Stonehenge road tunnel plan: some say victory, others say disaster

Stonehenge road tunnel plan: some say victory, others say disaster
Archaeologists and conservation groups divided in reaction to proposals to put A303 under world heritage site

Reaction to the government’s announcement of proposals to bury the A303 under Stonehenge in a tunnel is deeply split among archaeologists and conservation groups, some regarding it as a historic victory, others as a disaster which will irreparably damage a world heritage site.

English Heritage and the National Trust – owners of the site and the surrounding landscape – hailed a momentous victory for the historic environment, but others accused them of abuse of guardianship for accepting a tunnel far too short to solve any problems.

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Source: Guardian Transport

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/dec/01/stonehenge-tunnel-plan-divided-reaction-victory-disaster-world-heritage-site